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Helping Persons Realize God's Intent for Their Life

For 136 years, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church has proudly served the community of Charlotte, NC.

Through the dedication of our leadership, pastors and members, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message.

We are open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds, and strive to lead all who worship with us towards a deeper love for God.

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Our History

Since 1886

Our Mission

“Helping Persons to Realize God’s Intent for Their Life.”

    Antioch Missionary Baptist Church celebrates a long history spanning 135 years of service to the Kingdom of God in the city of Charlotte, NC.

    As devoted members of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, we are constantly pursuing the calling to be fully devoted followers of Christ.

     We are indeed ‘Exercising Faith and Experiencing God' as we extend our witness, respond to God’s ability, and be intentional about who we are and what we do to bring more glory to our heavenly Father.

    If you are interested in joining our Church, please reach out. We would love for you to visit.

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Pastoral History

In Antioch's 136 years we have had only

7 Pastors. 

Meet Our Past Pastors

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Founding Pastor


Pastor for 40 years


Reverend Massey, Reverend Crosby, and Reverend Moore served in succession across 41 years.


Pastor for 25 years


Current Pastor

Pastor Donnie R. Garris

Reverend Donnie R. Garris accepted the call to Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on January 26, 1997, and began his service as Pastor on the first Sunday in March 1997.


      Pastor Garris was licensed to the Gospel Ministry at Friendship Baptist Church in Monroe, North Carolina in 1984, and was ordained by the Zion Baptist Association of North Carolina in 1985. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Shaw University, Raleigh, NC in 1988 and his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ in 1991.


       Prior to Antioch, Garris served as the Assistant Pastor at the Shiloh Baptist Church, Trenton, New Jersey for two years; and as Pastor at the New Mickle Baptist Church, Camden, New Jersey for five years. 


       Since 1997, Pastor Garris has dedicated his life to the spiritual growth and development of his congregation and community.


  He is active in various organizations such as board member of Crossroads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development, and Village HeartBeat, Inc,;  the Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Moderator of the United Missionary Baptist Association (UMBA) for the term 2016-2020. 


    He has been married to Reverend Regina L. Mack-Garris since 1990. They have one son, Jonathan Christian; and one grandson, Indra.

Pastor's Community Involvement

Pastoral Leadership

Meet the Associate Ministers


First Lady, Reverend Regina Garris


Minister Rongelynn Brown


Minister Fredrick Watson


Reverend Darlene Williams


Minister Nancy Benton


Reverend Stephanie Henderson


Minister Vernie White


Reverend Nannie Deese


Minister Willie A. Stevenson


Reverend Kim Williams


Minister D'Andrea Gilliam


Reverend Walter McIntyre

Office Staff

Meet the Staff



Minister Vernie White



Minister Nancy Benton

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